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SEASONAL FIREFIGHTER 1 (Underfill 3) - 60024677
Posting Close Date:  N/A


Requisition Id:  7972



Business Unit: HR-FORESTRY 

Work Type: SEASONAL 

*Pay Grade: GRADE 26 

Salary Range: $35,328.96 - $51,281.28

Fulltime/Parttime: Seasonal 


Recruiter: JON M TERRAZAS 

Phone: 775 684-0116 




Position Description

Seasonal Firefighters assist in wildland and structural fire suppression, fire prevention and education, medical and hazardous materials emergencies, pre-suppression, hazardous fuels management, wildland fire aviation, equipment, and facility maintenance, and forestry and fire law enforcement activities.  Under close supervision, positions allocated to this class serve as crewmembers on an engine crew and receive training in performing all or part of the duties outlined in the series concept. 


The Nevada Division of Forestry Camp Program provides multiple NWCG type 2 wildland fire/ fuels hand crews statewide. As a member of a fire/ fuel crew it is essentially a firefighter on a fire crew whose day-to-day job entails fuels reduction work. This kind of work typically involves thinning excess vegetation and piling the thinned material reducing the risk or threat of a wildfire. Fuels crew members also prepare landscapes for prescribed fire by constructing fire containment lines and build burn piles. When wildfires occur, fuels crews are used as a local initial attack firefighting hand crew. As a Seasonal Firefighter, you are responsible for safe and effective fire response and suppression. You will be required to work effectively with all members of the program to maintain a high-functioning team environment. We encourage career growth in leadership, self-motivation, fire behavior knowledge and Nevada’s natural resources. When not committed to emergency incidents, Seasonal Firefighters will gain knowledge and skills relating to natural resource management, through training, hazard fuel reduction, Fireline rehabilitation and landscape restoration. We’re looking for motivated, team player with an appetite for crew comradery and adventure!


Selected applicants are required to pass a work capacity test which consists of a three (3) mile walk, carrying forty-five (45) pounds in less than forty-five (45) minutes.


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Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or equivalent education and one year of construction, logging, ranching, forestry, or natural resource conservation experience which included the use of various power and hand tools.


  The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

  • The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.

Special Requirements

  • Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, all positions in this series have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this class must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
  • A valid driver’s license or evidence of equivalent mobility is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
  • Applicants may be required to pass a medical examination and physical agility test prior to appointment and for continuing employment

This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


*The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.


The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.


Nearest Major Market: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe